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storm system is about 325 miles off the coast. it's just sitting there and kind of spinning, maximum sustained winds 70 miles per hour so it is near hurricane strength but it's so far away we're really just seeing the outer cloud bands of that system even the showers well off the coast and the wind speeds right now little bit on the breezy side in atlantic city, 16 miles per hour but with that storm so far out to sea it's pretty minimal. philadelphia 84, allentown 87, little bit cooler in cape may, 78. -- 74. a lot of kids starting the school year. it will be on the warm side a mix of sun and clouds at 8 o'clock 71, hitting a high of 88 degrees by 5 o'clock and temperatures will be warming as we head through the week.
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so labor day may mark the unofficial end to summer but the summer swelter is heading back. looking ahead, temperatures will be heating up as we head through the week. mid 90's by late wee possibility of some record heat as we start heat wave number seven. i'lli'll have more details on wt to expect in the full accuweather forecast. alicia. >> cecily thank you. check back with 6abc.com/weather for the updated hourly forecast and realtime views of any changes from storm tracker6 live. follow our meteorologists on facebook and twitter. it's also a great way to stay connected. >> for a lot of people of course labor day means one last day at the jersey shore but for business owners and beachgoers alike the threat of hermine caused quite a bit of change in those weekend plans. "action news" reporter trish hartman continues our team coverage today live in north wildwood with people who are making the most of the holiday despite that threat. trish. >> reporter: hi, brian. well, here in north wildwood
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guards are letting surfers in the ocean but they're asking swimmers to just go in ankle deep because of these rough conditions. now, people are out here anyway making the most of what's left of their summer vacation. >> it was fine. it wasn't bad. it was -- it was warm. it was perfect for skin boarding. >> reporter: but ricky and his sister eva soon had to cut their skin boarding session short here in north wildwood when the guards told them the water is just too rough. the kids say it's been a weekend full of finding alternatives to the beach. >> we spent one day in the shore house. we went to the movies and just hang out. >> reporter: up the beach the waves washed away a few feet of sand but visitors still came out even in long paths and sweatshirts. in ventnor people gladly stuck it out keeping an eye on the ever changing forecast. >> rode our bikes, looked at some new houses. what else did we do? >> went to the beach. >> went to the beach, had
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dinner with friends. >> people absolutely left. the bagel shop in margate had nobody in there except for us. it's very quiet. you can tell today monday is very quiet. >> reporter: many businesses we checked in with said they took a big hit this weekend. the owner of annette's restaurant says she was upset about the calls for voluntary evacuations. >> we know how to deal with the storms down here. cheryl said she was pleasantly surprised by the turnout and brought in about 90 percent of what she sees in a normal weekend. >> honestly we had a great weekend. we were business z people were a little hesitant. i think some people left. i think a lot of people stayed. >> reporter: now, i checked in with one of the beach front motels in north wildwood. they said they had a number of early checkouts on saturday sunday and that did hurt quite a bit for the week. one of the nearby restaurants said this weekend was one of the worst weekends of the seasonally we'll hear from
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them at 5 o'clock. reporting live trish hartman channel6 "action news." alicia. >> while shore-goers and businesses dealt with the effects of hermine philadelphia marked labor day with its annual parade and picnic and this year the election was the topic on everyone's minds. vernon odom has details from penn's landing. >> take a look at atlantic city and see how many trump casinos are left there. when the annual labor day rally kicked off donald trump was declared public enemy number one by this blue collar crowd and the pro-hillary polians. >> she's for you. we got to do what we got to do in the city of philadelphia to make sure we take care of the rest of the part of the state. >> you cannot stay home. you must come out. you must get your families out ld trump does not becomeat our next president of the
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united states. >> reporter: there was no trump support here at all. labor in this region appears to be unanimous in its opposition for donald trump for president. >> i support hillary clinton and hope all the unions stick together. she's for the working man. the can there candidate is not for us. >> reporter: as they marched up columbus boulevard for the annual picnic cookout, labor in our region anyway appears to be speaking in one voice about the presidential sweepstakes come november. hillary's e-mail or the upcoming debates would appear not to matter at all to this organized labor crowd. >> hillary clinton is for the working guys, you know, for the union, so hopefully we get her in there. we don't want donald trump. why not. >> 'cause he's not for us. just look at atlantic city. >> reporter: pennsylvania's one of the key states where the trump forces hope to make one of their fiercest stands. the size of the turnout by democrats here in southeastern pennsylvania will be a major deciding factor. in south philadelphia, i'm vernon odom channel6 "action news". >> well, carson wentz era has
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officially begun now. eagles coach doug pederson announced today the team's top draft pick will be the starter when the birds open their season against the browns on sunday. sports director ducis rodgers now live in the "action news" sports center. ducis wentz gets the nod on the heels of that big sam bradford trade over the weekend. >> that's right. in a perfect world the eagles would prefer to have wentz sit for awhile and learn. two things happened. wentz progressed faster than anticipated and the birds got a tremendous offer for sam bradford. went will become the first rookie quarterback to start an eagles opener ever. that's reason to smile. as for his fractured ribs. team says he's completely healed. the eagles traded up to draft went because they view him as a franchise qb. no one imagined he would take over the franchise this soon. when we learned he would start this season he's just going about his business. >> going back to when i first got here i feel like i've earned respect just about how i go about my business, how i
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carry myself. there'sing in different that i got to do now. >> still be the same guy and just play ball and i think those guys believe me and i'm excited for it. >> it's tough but here's the thing. he's such a special guy that this doesn't bother him the stage is not that big and he -- he can handle -- he can handle this. that's why -- that's why making this decision is very comforting for me and really easy to make. just knowing him and knowing how he prepares and knowing, you know, knowing what he's done in the past and this guy's a proven winner. he's proved it all the way up through college and fully expect him to do the same thing at this level. >> as for sam bradford he's trying get comfortable in his new home in minnesota. we'll hear from him at 5:30. brian and alicia over to you. >> going to be a lot of interest around that first game as always. ducis thanks very much. time for the "action news" traffic report on what should be a pretty slow day. >> should be. we'll find out from matt pelman if that's actually the case when people are heading back home.
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>> i've got some slow for you for sure. we'll check out the slow in just a second brian and alicia. first though a live look in center city. vine street expressway underneath. that's any other too slow this afternoon but up top the cleanup from the weekend continues from the made in america concert. still a lot of restrictions along the ben franklin parkway. you can see traffic there headed northbound in that one lane on 20th street. traffic also moving on the local vine but lanes of the parkway remain blocked for the cleanup as do the adjacent kelly and mlk drives. some of that cleanup activity is still ongoing. therefore you still have street closures in this area. the ramp from the westbound vine to the parkway has reopened so you can cross over the parkway in that area. here's the slow going. it's on the schuylkill what the a shock. eastbound side from 202 through this point at conshohocken. little fender-bender was occupying the left lane for awhile. now it's off to the side and you can see the flatbed tow truck there on the scene getting ready to do its work here by 476. if you're coming down 476 away from the poconos, we're
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getting word of some slowing by the lehigh tunnel so watch outer for sluggishness as you head down toward the lehigh valley and allentown coming back from the beach at this point isn't too bad because so many people did that on saturday. in concorde township there's a crash blocking the northbound lanes of baltimore pike at evergreen drive there by the terrain garden cafe. i would just stay down on smith bridge road to get around that. don't forget mass transit we're on a holiday which in most cases means a sunday schedule today. let's grab the ipad to the commuter report on this holiday monday afternoon. reports of an object on the road if you're using the ben franklin bridge, it's on the camden side there close to campbell's field. watch out for that and we will check it again, brian and alicia, coming up in the next half hour. >> all right, matt, thank you. still ahead the presidential candidates hit the road for labor day. how each of the campaigns spent their holiday on the campaign they'll. >> plus president obama continues his trip overseas and he has candid words for russian president vladimir putin. >> call it a labor day gift for drivers across america.
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>> ♪ >> this labor day brought talk of american workers jobs in the state of our economy with both campaigns out in full force and here in the battleground state of pennsylvania vice president joe biden teamed up with democratic vice presidential nominee tim kaine, the man who hopes to replace him at a labor day rally in pittsburgh. >> it's time we get out of our own way and get trump out of the way and elect this guy and hillary clinton. >> kaine says the priority for a clinton presidency is fighting for small businesses. he laid outer their plan and took a few jabs at trump. >> donald trump's got a track record everywhere he goes it's looking out for number one and
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walking over everybody else, the small businesses like my dad. >> meanwhile republican nominee donald trump and his running mate mike pence talked up their economic plan in the battleground state of ohio. saying they'll put money back in people's pockets. >> a lot of people because of obamacare, it's forcing people -- when you think of it real wages 18 years people were making more money than you are now. >> clinton is back on the trail in full force and in a new plane dubbed hill force one. she's traveling with press in tow after criticism that she hasn't held a press conference in 275 days. >> mad dash the next two months. >> trump's campaign has also amped up the attacks on clinton who is still dealing with the fallout from the release of those fbi investigation notes into her private e-mails. the negatives from both trump and clinton's campaigns giving rise to third party candidate gary johnson with close to 10 percent in some recent
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polls. >> what he can do is allow either candidate to lower their barrier that they need to win so donald trump can under perform with minorities and still win the presidency. hillary clinton can under perform with white voters and still win the presidency. >> and with just about two months until election day, there are more than a dozen events scheduled between the two presidential nominees and their surrogates today alone in these key battleground states. brian. >> all right, the campaign in high gear as of today alicia, thank you. president obama is in laos. earlier today he was at the g20 summit in china where he had a 90 minute meeting with his russian counterpart vladimir putin. the president said the two have not given up negotiations to stem the violence in syria. he did acknowledge the difficult relationship between the two which makes any agreement rather hard to come by. >> given the gaps of trust that exist that's a tough
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negotiation and we haven't yet closed the gaps in a way where we think it would actually work. >> now if they do close those gaps, the unlikely alliance would mean close military coordination between the united states and russia against common enemies like isis operating in syria. >> this labor day is bringing good news for drivers across america. gas prices are at their lowest we feel since 2004. aaa says the national average for a gallon of regular is $2.21. that is 20 cents cheaper than this time last year. pennsylvania's average is 12 cents above the national average but delaware center city nine cents lower and new jersey's is actually below two dollars. americans are expected to save an extra $320 per household this year on gas. the maker of gatorade says it's now producing an organic version of the popular sports drink. pepsi says the new products will be available in three
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flavors in select cities starting this fall. the new drinks will only contain seven ingredients all of which will be organic. >> interesting. all right. it is time now for a check of the accuweather forecast on a day that really turned out rather unexpectedly to be pretty nice. >> yeah. over to meteorologist cecily tynan checking out the rest of our evening and looking forward to some more heat moving in. >> yes, yes. enjoy today because this comfortable air mass is not going to be sticking are round much longer. we are live on sky6 as our temple university camera taking a look at william penn city hall philadelphia skyline and seeing filtered sunshine. it's been one of those days we were seeing a mixture of clouds and sun, et cetera gets kind of dark and cloudy and then the sun is out five minutes later. those are the outer cloud bands of hermine off coast. right now the temperature in philadelphia very comfortable 84 degrees. that dewpoint 56 degrees so that's a dry air mass. winds are pretty light out of the north at 3 miles per hour. pressure is falling rapidly and the ocean temperature is
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73 degrees. so, taking a look across the region allentown the warm spot right now of 87 degrees, reading and lancaster 86, millville 81, wilmington 83. beach haven currently 78 and trenton right now in the 80's. satellite6 along with action radar showing that hermine does have an influence in our weather. its about 325 miles off shore so the rain is well off shore but you're seeing that we are getting the outer cloud bands moving in. they kind of dissipate as they move to the west. that's why we have the warmer temperatures in the western suburbs right now and tonight should be a pretty comfortable night. partly cloudy skies, again low humidity, overnight low 69 in philadelphia, allentown 60, cape may 68 and wilmington 65 degrees. so, your school day forecast, my children are heading back to school tomorrow and it's going to be a warm one. but not oppressively hot and humid. humidity will be in check, mixture of sun and clouds as they get on that school bus at 7 o'clock in the morning and moms are crying, 70 degrees by
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1 o'clock, 82 and then by 4 o'clock up to 87 degrees. dewpoints tell the story, though. tomorrow dewpoints not bad, about 60 degrees so still pretty comfortable but then they gradually rise thursday and friday dewpoints in the upper 60's. at the same time temperatures will be in the mid 90's so future tracker showing the heater index by thursday evening close to 100 degrees so that oppressive heat and humidity is making a comeback. association the four day at 4:00 showing tomorrow pretty nice day again, warm breeze, mixture of clouds and sunshine, 88 degrees the high and then wednesday we bump into the 90's. 91 degrees. thursday near record warmth, 95 degrees and friday likely a new record high of 95. looks like it could get even hotter on saturday. i'll have details on that and let you know when the heat wave breaks coming up in the accuweather 7-day forecast. so, labor day marks the unofficial end to summer but the summer heat is sticking around. don't get rid of those summer clothes quite yet.
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don't pack them away. >> high 90's. >> we were just talking about going back to school both of us have two-year-olds putting into school. >> for the first time. >> going to be a little bit -- >> you're going to cry. >> i know. i'm already crying. >> i cry every year. >> aww. eyes are welling. >> some dads might shed a few tears. >> you'll be our kindred spirit. >> cecily thank you very much. it's a massive effort on the ben franklin parkway. up next today we'll check in other cleanup from the made in america festival. >> coming up at 4:30 she was hit by a car but that was just the start of the attack. what witnesses and police are saying about a gruesome murder in philadelphia. >> and remember "action news" is all about interaction with you so follow us on social media for the latest headlines, accuweather and breaking news and of course to communicate with us on facebook we are 6abc "action news." on twitter we're at 6abc so join us and be a part of the action.
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>> ♪ >> a bucks county man died today after he couldn't escape from his burning home. an investigator say smoking was likely to blame. the fire started around 6:30 a.m. on astor avenue in feederville. investigators say the man was a hoarder. was smoking inside. the man died a few hours after being rushed to the hospital. investigators say he was 56 years old but they have not released his name. they're still working to find out just how that fire started. >> a woman is dead a man is in the hospital after an early morning shooting in north philadelphia. it happened just after 12:30 this morning on the 2200 block of north chadwick street. police say they showed up to find a woman shot in the back and a man shot in the head. the woman died at the hospital. police say she was 26 years old but have not yet told us her name. the man is 25. he is in the hospital in very
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critical condition. police have not yet said who shot them or given any indication of a motive. a man was found dead lined a dunkin' donuts. police are trying figure out who he was and how he died. they found him with a chest wound. they're calling this a murder even though they're not sure if he was shot or stabbed. so far they have not made any arrests here. >> we just got an update on how an atlantic city police officer is doing after he was shot outside of a casino. investigators say that josh lee biddle is in critical but stable condition. officer biddle was shot after he intervened in a robbery outside of caesar's casino early saturday morning. during the shooting one of the suspects was shot and killed. police have arrested two other men. biddle has been with the police department for nine years. search is on for a man who impersonator a police officer
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and robbed two he is courts at gun point. it happened at a motel in king of prussia. covering to the victim the imposter threatened them with a gun while telling them it was part of a sting operation. but police in upper merion say there was no such operation. the suspect was able to get away with cash and their cell phones. >> workers in philadelphia have spent this labor day cleaning up the ben franklin parkway. the action cam was there as they cleared mounds of trash left over from the big made in america festival this weekend. they've also started taking down the stage and other equipment. this was the fifth straight year for that two-day festival which of course is organized by jay-z. the parkway will stay closed until tomorrow i think, what, coldplay was the headliner last night. >> yes and rihanna this weekends. >> pretty great concert by all accounts. >> and great weather. >> absolutely. >> next on "action news," we are getting new details about a woman who was repeatedly run over and left for dead. witnesses reveal what they saw next. >> and later he was trying to raise money but instead he was
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when it came time to vote on background checks, pat toomey crossed party lines to do the right thing. that's who he is, and i'm grateful. independence usa pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, alicia vitarelli, sharrie williams and brian
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taff. >> ♪ >> it is 4:30 sharrie williams has the night off and "action news" continues with an attack by a man pretending to be a police officer, what you need to watch out for coming up. >> plus, strangers hailed as heroes. hear from the people who jumped into action rescuing more than two dozen boaters who what tossed into the ocean. >> and in big talkers technology adds an extra layer of emotion to a california wedding. meet a groom who successfully defied the odds to stand for his big day. >> but first here at 4:30 witnesses are describing how a tragic and deadly crime played out in the logan section of philadelphia. police say a woman was intentionally run over and the violence did not end there. "action news" reporter jeanette reyes explains what happened next. >> reporter: it was 8:30 last night. many of the residents along west louden and franklin streets were out for a block party. this woman who asked not to have her name released says she was home when she heard what sounded like a crash.
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i was in my house just got finished eating and all of a sudden i heard this loud boom. >> reporter: she peered out her window and witnessed the crime taking place in dimly
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hit lot across the street. >> i thought it was a car accident. it wasn't until the driver bonged his car and i saw the lady laying in the lot and he was just -- kept running -- running the car over her. >> reporter: but the suspect wasn't done with his gravely injured victim. a woman in her 30's. >> after he got done that, he went into his truck and got a shovel and just started hitting her over the head with it. she was screaming -- she was waving her hands like no, no, no and he kept -- he just going -- running her over. >> reporter: philadelphia police confirm the they responded to reports of a woman screaming last night. they arrived on scene to find that woman still pinned under the white 2012 nissan maxima. the suspect witnesses say was relaxed almost unbotherred. >> he was just like nonchalant walking around acting like really nothing happened basically, like he -- it looked like to me like he -- he had the right to do there. >> reporter: the woman was rushed to einstein medical center where she was pronounced dead around 9:5:00 p.m. this witness says she overheard the suspect initially tell police it was all just an accident. >> there was no accident. you intentionally did that. >> reporter: philadelphia police agree. she says she's relieved the suspect is in custody but struggles to push the horrific images out of her mind. >> i got that image in my head and that will stay in my head. >> reporter: witnesses tell me the two were in relationship. however, police have not yet confirmed that connection. this is very much an active investigation. no charges have been filed yet though. reporting in logan, jeanette reyes channel6 "action news". >> a deer triggered a deadly crash this morning in the
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lehigh valley. pennsylvania state police say a motorcyclist hit the deer along northbound route 33 in bush kill township northampton county. that collision caused a chain reaction crash with a seconds motorcycle. both motorcycle riders died at the scene. they are both 25 years old and both from the poconos. >> a shooting in delaware county left a person injured inside a home late last night. police responded to the unit block of neeld street in aston where they found the victim with a single gunshot wound. that person was rushed to a nearby hospital. no word on their condition or just what led up to that shooting. hope that surveillance cameras could help police solve a deadly stabbing in west philadelphia. investigators set up crime scene tape in front of el toro's lounge. they say a man in his 30's was stabbed several times around 1 o'clock this morning. you are asked to contact police if you know anything about this crime. >> scary moments for a driver
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in fairmount park who thought that he was being pulled over. instead, he was robbed by a man posing as a police officer. investigators say it happened around 8:30 last night at concourse drive and belmont avenue. according to the victim the imposter hit him in the back of the head with a gun and then took off in a black ford explorer with flashing lights. police are still searching for that suspect. >> red flag warnings are still in place up and down our coast as the remnants of hermine children in the atlantic. lifeguards in rehoboth beach delaware are keeping people out of the rough ocean but that's not stopping them from enjoying this labor day. families still set up chairs and blankets on the sand taking advantage of the day off. action cam caught up with visitors at valley forge national park. the trails were packed with people who were out there enjoying what really was a nice afternoon. and cecily we talk about these red flag warnings. it's any other because of what we see outer there, which is a
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nice day but what we don't see churning well off the coast. >> it's because of the ocean. hermine is off the coast of atlantic city so there's still rough surf and large swells. surfers love it but it's dangerous. but elsewhere it's looking gorgeous. let's go live on sky6 right now taking a look at philadelphia international airport. filtered sunshine and pretty comfortable conditions, 84 degrees with that dewpoint of 56 degrees. that's a dry air mass. ocean city, this is a live snapshot and you can see a lot of folks on the boardwalk. it's 76 degrees there. the heat index matches the air temperature of 76 and this is a live shot from the princeton plasma physics labs seeing a mix of clouds and sunshine with a temperature of 85 degrees, so very comfortable conditions for this labor day. but as we head through the week, the heat and the humidity will be increasing progressively, so i'll talk about just how hot it will feel and when some relief is on the way coming up in the accuweather 7-day forecast.
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summer is not over yet. >> it sure isn't. >> thanks cecily. >> upper merion's new community center opened to the public tomorrow in king of prussia. >> two, three -- [cheers and applause] >> there was a ribbon cutting ceremony today for the $14 million facility on west valley forge road. the center will offer a little something for everyone. there's a state of the art fitness center basketball courts and a cafe. it will also be home to the upper merion senior service center complete with a computer center. >> it will be a gathering place for all of us who live and work in upper merion township. this place will foster well ness, community and friendship. >> the center opens to the public tomorrow morning. >> it was a controversial protest that many called unpatriotic but today 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick got some powerful backing after refusing to stand for the national anthem. "action news" anchor monica
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malpass live in the news room with more on what we're learning about this today. hi, monica. >> hi brian that's right. the nfl star says he took a knee to make a point about raises relations in this country and now another big name in sports is coming to kaepernick's defense. culling up tonight at 5:00 the new signs of support and the pushback surrounding the quarterback's silent protest. also coming up tonight in health check a new study it shows why you may be having a harder time getting an appointment at your doctor's office. we'll is those stories and more coming your way on "action news" at 5:00 and brian you'll join me and i'll see you then. >> got it monica. thank you. hundreds of people spent their labor day getting a history lesson in cape may. pretty cool here. they were able to fly in three of the most famous world two bombers as part of the 20th annual air fest and the wings of freedom tour taking place at the naval air station wildwood aviation museum. guests were able to get up close and personal with several of those historic planes and even take a tour
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inside some of them. >> i'm so glad that i came in to see everything up close 'cause you can really feel the life e e of those guys being in there and all the names on the planes and everything. it's emotional. >> it is very cool to see that. there was also some live music food an beer garden on hand. air fest is the museum's biggest annual fundraiser. >> great day. >> yeah. >> still ahead on "action news," a close call near san diego as more than two dozen boaters saw their lives flash before their eyes. hear from their rescuers coming up. >> then in big talkers it's a big gift from an unlikely source. meet the man behind multi-million dollars donation in the name of education. >> and meteorologist cecily tynan returns with the full accuweather forecast when "action news" at 4:00 continues next on this labor day monday. >> ♪ (vo) we went to hollywood to ask
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>> 26 people are countering their blessings today. that's because good samaritans came to their rescue in southern california all because they happened to be in the right place at the right time. the fishing boat they were on crashed into the rocks and started taking on water near san diego. nearby boaters heard their distress call early saturday morning and they arrived before the coast guard did. >> god gave -- guy gave us a hug
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and started crying. >> the fact that they were relatively close and they were on scene very quickly made all the difference in the world. >> now the good samaritans are bushing off suggestions that they are heroes. they say they are certain someone else would have done the same for them. a 12-year-old boy scout in florida learned a hard lesson this weekend when he became the victim of a crime. reilly couture was outside of a wal-mart selling snacks for his troupe when a man who wanted trail mix handed him a $100 bill. reilly gave the man change but turns out the customer was ripping the boy off because that $100 bill was a fake.
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>> i asked him, you know, what did he learn about this experience and he said not to trust people. that's not right. we're supposed to trust other people. >> at least don't steal from children. >> a lot of lessons to be learned here. the money earned from these sales goes towards summer camps and other activities. wal-mart managers say the same man tried to use fake cash inside the store but was turned away. they have not yet arrestd that man. >> big talkers now and you know we live for good inspiring stories. you're going to love this one. the university of new hampshire just got a very generous $4 million gift from an alum. doesn't seem like very big news until you found out that that alum spent this career almost 50 years working there as the librarian. a librarian who lived very humbly and saved every penny and then gave it all back to his alma mater turned employer when he passed away. robert moran died at 77 years old. he worked in that library as a cataloger and had such a deep love for his school. the school plans to use the some ton of course spruce up the library and for scholarships in his name. >> he was very active part of the library very active part of the campus sewn we're
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trying to create some living memories of him with his much appreciated gift. >> they say that $4 million that he left the school was pretty much his whole life savings that he earned working there. great story. finally thanks to technology and good olds fashioned prayer one man in california who uses a wheelchair was able to stand to greet his bride and his guests on his wedding day. [cheers and applause] the groom steve jabari says his bride stood by his side when he suffered a debilitating aneurysm so he went to every lender to make sure that he could stand up for her and for the moment they took their vows. a company called tech robotics created a special robotic device just for him to get him up on his feet and support his own weight. the biggest clears came when they were pronounced man and
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wife. >> i feel overjoyed. how do you feel? do you feel good, steve. >> yeah. >> yeah. >> that device costs more than $20,000, so the couple is now crowd funding for one that he could use to buy his own mobility device for their happily ever after. wasn't a dry eye at that wedding brian. >> i bet. i bet he tore up the dance floor pretty good in that, too. alicia thank you. let's get another check on the roads right now. matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center with an update on this labor day and traffic slowly going, matt. >> yeah, not a lot of people laboring. a lot of people taking the day off as you know brian and this car decided to do the same. it doesn't want to run here on the eastbound side of the schuylkill expressway near the conshohocken curve. the good news is it's off to the side. you can see police and a tow truck there assisting but eastbound traffic is a little bit slow on the schuylkill coming away from the blue route through this point at the conshohocken curve. and in center city the cleanup continues between center city and the art museum along the ben franklin parkway after the made in america concerts this weekend but what i have been seeing is some traffic coming off the local vine going through the red light and
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making the curve there onto the outer drive of the parkway. it does appear to now be reopened so slowly but surely they are getting that ben franklin parkway reopened but still cleaning up in some spots along it. in concorde township cleanup has ended with that crash northbound side of baltimore pike by the terrain garden cafe at evergreen drive. everything is reopened there. now there's a wreck to avoid in pottstown along king street at pots drive. i think i would stay down on high street to get away from that. coming back from the poconos the parade of people are making the march toward the lehigh valley. we are seeing congestion on southbound 476, the northeast extension coming away from 80 on down to the lehigh tunnel where we're not really seeing congestion this afternoon is coming back from the beach, the shore here on the northbound side of the garden state parkway where the great egg tolls sit on the southbound side. northbound traffic this afternoon is moving great but we'll check it again brian and
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alicia, coming up in the 5 o'clock hour. >> all right, matt, thank you. what's the deal coming up. today we look at four common mistakes made at the gas pumps and solutions that will help you save more cash. >> we'll step outside, sky6 looking live at the blue cross river rink penn's landing some roller skating under way out there. >> cool. >> meteorologist cecily tynan standing by with the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast katie: on crime, pat toomey's attacks on me are shameful.
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>> all right cecily tynan we were talking in there news room earlier today and talking about how it really felt like fall out here this weekend. >> yeah. >> that's not going to last. >> it's not going the feel like that again for awhile because we're heading into the heat and humidity. looks like temperatures remain on the warm side right through the middle of september, at least. >> wow. >> so, yeah, save the fall sweaters for later on. let's show you what's going on on storm tracker6 live double scan and first of all we'll show you where the action cam was today and this is trenton new jersey, the new jersey statehouse.
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great looking shot. you can see the filtered sunshine. kind of hazy skies. the flags blowing a little bit on the breezy side. storm tracker6 live double scan show dry conditions here many all the rain from hermine well out to sea and temperatures pretty nice. 84 degrees in philadelphia. millville 81. little bit cooler in cape may, 76. allentown seeing good amount of sunshine, 87 and wilmington 83 and the poconos 77. satellite6 along with action radar showing hermine continues to spin about 325 miles east of atlantic city and it's actually really lashing nantucket. some heavy rain there and reporting wind gusts of 58 miles per hour and hermine will slowly drift toward the new england coast as we head through the day tomorrow. so, tonight, partly cloudy, very comfortable, 60 in the suburbs, about 69 degrees for center city. and tomorrow the bus stop forecast as a lot of kids head back to school for the first day, it will be a nice
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morning, partly sunny skies, at 6 o'clock 64, by 8 o'clock 66 and then temperatures will be gradually warming up also a we head through the week. tomorrow warmer than today with a high of 88 degrees, mixture of sun and clouds with high pressure to our southwest and hermine out to sea it will be a windy day with winds out of the northwest at about 10 to 20 miles per hour. and then heading into wednesday, wednesday is when it starts to get more humid. it gets hotter with a high of 91 degrees, likely the start of heat wave number seven and that cold front will essentially fizzle out. the temperatures actually will be climbing as we head through the week and guilty inning of the weekend. if you are down the shore tomorrow do be careful once again. the rip current risk is very high tomorrow, 73 degrees so a good idea to stay out of that ocean. on the beaches, though, a fairly nice day. however, there will be a land breeze, not a sea breeze so the green heads will be biting. mixture of clouds and sunshine.
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jersey beaches 82 and the delaware beaches 88. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast a warm breeze tomorrow, good amount of sunshine, a few clouds with a high of 88 degrees. the heat returns on wednesday up to 91 degrees and thursday the record high 96. we'll be close to that, 95 degrees, the heat index close to 100. friday record heat, 95. saturday likely tying the record high of 97 degrees and then a cold front could bring us a round of showers and thunderstorms and behind that system it's warm on sunday but the heat wave will likely break with a high of 86 degrees, a few showers and thunderstorms and monday mostly sunny and a bit more comfortable with a high of 84 degrees. so, tonight certainly a great night to barbecue, enjoy the day because by the end of the week it's going to be oppressive. >> and shut the windows back up again and put the air conditioning on. >> crank up the air conditioning all of that. >> broken record. >> cecily thank you. remember to check back in with 6abc.com/weather for the updated hourly forecast and
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realtime news of any changes from storm tracker6 live. following our meteorologists on facebook and twitter always a great way to stay connected up to the second. >> next on "action news," drivers are applauding how low the gas prices are recently, but there are tricks to save you even more money. we'll fill you in ahead in what's the deal. see what i just did? >> i do. fios is not cable. we're wired differently. which means we can fix things differently. thanks for calling fios, this is ryan, how can i help you today? yeah, i got a big problem with my new tv.
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>> ♪ >> earlier in the newscast we told you the good news about gas prices. right now aaa says they are at their lowest level since 2004 and about 40 cents cheaper per gallon than they were a year ago. but you can be saving even more money than that at the pump. gas buddy says lower prices are resulting in money wasting habits. but if you are smart, you can keep shaving the bill back and here's how.
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first, shop around. being a creature of convenience or habit means you might be missing out. we're talking savings of up to 20 to 30 cents per gallon and as you can you know it can all add up. so look around. don't just go to the same gas station all the time. next, fill up when you see a good price. gas buddy says 19 percent of drivers wait until the gas light comes on. i'm one of those people. procrastinating means two things. you're driving right past good deals and you end up filling up at the first station you see leaving you no control over the cost. so, fill up. can't hurt to have gases in tank, right? stop treating your car to premium gas. gas buddy says only fill up with higher grade fuel if your car requires it and finally, this is a pretty obvious one, you see the signs, pay cash. they always give a discounts if you pay cash instead of credit and this can save you 10 to 15 cents per gallon. so stop being a creature of habit and start shopping smart
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is the pumps brian. >> i'm one of the guys who look at the thing that says i have 4 miles i can keep going. >> so do i. >> finally at 4 o'clock today a baby spe the labor day weekend showing off his skills on the water. this is six month olds auburnwan north carolina. his parents are sharing the video of their fearless little guy. he's wearing a life jacket. mom is running alongside him in ankle deep water. auburn's dad says his son's talent set a new record for the youngest water skier at six months and 10 days old reportedly beating the old record by two weeks. >> wow. >> pretty unbelievable. >> i feel like an under achiever. >> kneel way every day. that will do it for "action news" at 4:00 for alicia vitarelli sharrie wils adam joseph and cecily tynan i'm brian taff.
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hope you'll join me along with sharrie adam and ducis rodgers tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl17. >> now here is monica malpass with a look at what's ahead at 5:00. >> i wonder if he was traumatized by the whole water-skiing. it is the beginning of a new era for the philadelphia eagles. what birds fans are saying about quarterback carson wentz after the rookie got a big promotion today. plus, how beachgoers are salvaging what's left of their holiday weekend after that scare at the shore from hermine. and a deadly building collapse in the middle east. rescue efforts still under way at this hour in israel after a parking garage crashes to the ground. we'll have those stories and much more up next at 5:00.
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on the terror watch list. no wonder pennsylvania cops endorse pat toomey as best to protect our families. independence usa pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> i'm thrilled that this is a, you know, a and opportunity for him, it's an opportunity for our organization our team and, you know, we're going full steam ahead. >> it's official. the carson wentz era begins in philadelphia. the rookie quarterback is now slated to start for the eagles for their first regular season game on sunday. monday night, rick is off, brian taff joins us and the big story on "action news" is carson wentz big promotion. >> yeah, it comes after a touch and go summer for the
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rookie and a sudden trade deal for the eagles veteran quarterback. "action news" reporter bob brooks live in south philadelphia today with more from wentz and of course from eagles fans. bob. >> reporter: well, brian and monica, hey, why not? sam bradford's gone. you put in carson wentz you give him a shot. and the theme during his news conference at a was that he was confident, he hammered that point home saying that he is ready to play and fans say why not, stick him in, give him a shot. he saw limited preseason action fractured his rib but rookie carson wentz is your new eagle starting qb. today he addressed the media as the starter for the first time. >> the whole time all along it was just getting ready for whenever this time would come. and, you know, i knew i was ready. >> reporter: though he might be trying to hide some emotions, wentz is at least acting like he's not overwhelmed by the pressure. >> i really just block it out. just game of football and i'm

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